Saturday, 27 June 2015

Celebrities react to Supreme Court gay marriage ruling

Costumed people attend the Christopher Street Day gay pride parade in front of the Semper Opera in Dresden, Germany. (Jens Meyer, AP)Los Angeles - Some celebrity reaction to the Supreme Court's decision that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States:
"Times are changing my friends. We have such a long way to go and so much more fighting to do so I hope nobody stops and thinks everything's ok because it isn't, BUT it's days like today, and moments like this that
we've all gotta have a drink and celebrate how far we have come. I couldn't be prouder to be gay." — Sam Smith, via Instagram.
"Same-sex marriage is now legal all across the US! Free to love. Free to marry. Free to be equal!" — Lady Gaga, via Twitter.
"Love won." — Ellen DeGeneres, via Twitter.
"A beautiful long overdue victory and a day to celebrate. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage." — Kate Hudson, via Instagram.
"Huge day for America. Happy to see the news. All the love." — Harry Styles, via Twitter.
"It's a new day. Thank you Supreme Court. Thank you Justice Kennedy. Your opinion is profound, in more ways than you may know. #huzzah." — Neil Patrick Harris, via Twitter.
"Happy tears on the eve of my own wedding anniversary that all my friends can know their marriage is respected and protected by the law of the land." — America Ferrera, via Instagram.
"This is a happy day, not just for LGBT Americans, but for all Americans. It is the beginning of an era where we no longer will speak about same-sex marriage, but of marriage. And one day, we need not speak of LGBT rights, for they simply will be human rights. Across this great land, families are celebrating because we truly are one family." — George Takei in a statement.
"I have always said that everyone has the right to love who they love and today, with the historic decision from the Supreme Court, I am so happy it is now the law of the land." — Liza Minnelli in a statement.
"What's better than a supreme taco from Taco Bell? The Supreme Court of the United States. Thank you for making marriage legal for EVERYONE today. Best birthday gift ever." — Sean Hayes, via Facebook.
"Congratulations, particularly to those who made the case for equality." — Ian McKellen, via Twitter.
"Today is beautiful." — Ann Kendrick, via Twitter.
"Is there a computer genius who can make my GIF dreams come true with Justice Ginsburg on a rainbow clad motorcycle riding into the sunset?" — Audra McDonald, via Twitter.
"#MarriageEquaility!!!! A giant step towards our country being a better place to be!" Shonda Rhimes, via Twitter.
"Love won! Dignity won! Common sense won! SCOTUS is 2 for 2. Bravo." — Jason Alexander, via Twitter.
"i am so overwhelmed with gratitude for the wisdom of our Supreme Court - and the courage of generations of LGBT crusaders who have fought hard and sacrificed much to lead us to this powerfully emotional and historic moment!!! what an amazing day for our community - and our country!" — Zachary Quinto, via Instagram.
"Hugely emotional that marriage equality has finally come to the U.S. History! Love ALWAYS wins." — Jesse Tyler Ferguson, via Twitter.
"Ahora en los EEUU no se llamara "matrimonio igualitario" se llamara MATRIMONIO y punto." ("Now in the U.S. it won't be "marriage equality" it will only be MARRIAGE.") — Ricky Martin, via Twitter.
"You never realize how heavy your burden's been until you lay it down in the promised land." — Harvey Fierstein, via Twitter.
"Congratulations, Other Team! We all won. #LGBTRights" — Rosanne Cash, via Twitter.
"It would have been better if it was done by 1915, but we worked pretty fast. I'm pretty happy about that. A lot of people I know worked hard on this are celebrating a lot today." - Penn Jillette, half of Penn & Teller, in an interview.
"I'm so happy I'm crying!!!! #LoveWins" - Kelly Osbourne, via Twitter.
- AP

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